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Refugee Therapy Centre

The Refugee Therapy Centre offers expertise in the delivery of an integrated and user-friendly mental health service for people who have endured considerable trauma and forced displacement.


  • To provide psychotherapy and associated treatments for refugees and asylum seekers.
  • To give priority to the needs of children, young people under 25, and their families.
  • To give priority to those with less than 10 years in the U.K. at the time of first contact.
  • To provide skilled listeners, counselling, practical help or advocacy for enquirers, with a view to referring them on to other agencies as appropriate, to speed up the process of adaptation to their new circumstances.
  • To provide initial training for refugees working for the project, in psychotherapy, counselling, advocacy, administration, bookkeeping and other skills useful in the organisation, to encourage re-entry into the job-market and society in general.
1A Leeds Place, Tollington Park, London, N4 3RF
Area serviced:
Greater London
Waiting times:
We do not have a waiting list as such, however we do advise that being given an appointment make take anywhere from 2 – 6 weeks. Incomplete referrals may increase an individual’s wait period.
Who is it for:
We offer counselling, psychotherapy and support for refugees and asylum seekers throughout London. We give priority to children, young people, families and those who have been in the UK for less than 10 years.
· Amharic· Albanian· Arabic· Deri· English· Farsi· French· Italian· Somali· Tigre· Tigrinia· Kurdish· Turkish
Disabled access:
We provide our services free of charge, except for those of professional income where we may encourage a contribution. Often able to provide support without charge outside of our commissioned boroughs, in certain instances we may requ
How to apply:
To make a referral, we ask that a completed Client Referral form (available on our website) be sent to our address, to the attention of Dr Alayarian, via post. In addition, we ask that any further information relevant to the person being referred (i.e. medical records, prescribed medications, etc) is also included to help us make an effective and appropriate assessment.
4, 19, 29, 106, 153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, W3, W7
Closest Tube Station: Finsbury Park (Victoria and Piccadilly Lines)Trains: Finsbury Park and Crouch End
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